This paper considers the placement, sizing and tuning of centrifugal pendulum vibration absorbers for the reduction of transverse vibrations in rotating beams. A simplified model describing the linearized dynamics of a rotating beam with external excitation and attached absorbers is used for the analysis. A design strategy is offered wherein individual absorbers are designed to reduce vibration amplitudes and stress levels caused by troublesome resonances. It is shown that this procedure offers significant reduction in vibratory stresses, even in the case of excitations composed of multiple harmonics.

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